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  <header access="To get to the cliff head towards the Northern Escarpment of Ben Lomond. Turn off the highway from Launceston onto Ben Lomond Rd (as if heading towards the ski-field and usual climbing areas), but after 1.5kmabout 1km turn right onto Ragged Jack Rd (this is the first right from the highway). Follow this uphillfor about 8km until you reach a road named RJ7, turn left into this and drive as far as you dare (Notnot that far in 2WD, but further in 4WD). HeadThere up the steep 4WD track over O'Plains Creek, where the road is a pull out and possible camping site (but no water) a few hundred metres in. It is probably at least a 2 hr mostly uphill  walk  to the crag from here.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;From the pull out, the road is quite steep and rocky in sections, but a half-decent 4WD should get you to the crossing over O&apos;Plains Creek. If the creek crossing looks a bit beyond you, it is possible to park and camp at the creek. There is a pull out just before the creek with enough room to turn a vehicle, and tent sites on the road either side of the creek - though they are a bit rocky.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;After the creek crossing the track bends to the rightleft and heads uphill. Continue Shortly after it flattens out (about 200m25 pastmins walk from the nextcreek) leftthere handis bend, to a long scree slopea bushwalkers track on the right marked with cairns and red/white tin lid tags. Head easily up this to an open grassy area (15 mins) - the crag is now visible up and to the right, just below the northern summit. From here head across the scree, Anzacplanning Coveyour isroute visibleso atas to avoid the bands of scrub (pass them on the left). After the track flattens out head through the maze of animal tracks through the bush until just below the northern summit (about 30 mins from the open grassy area to the top of the scree. crag).&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;A few hundred meters past the bushwalkers cairns/tags on the 4WD track is a climbers cairn marked with an X. Just past this is a nice campsite on the left in a grassy meadow - if your car makes it up this far, this is the best place to camp. This cairn marks the start of a track which is supposedly a better way to walk up if starting from the upper campsite. The 4WD track continues on for several km, passing several major cliffs, both on the left and right. Some of these have routes on them apparently, but there is major potential for new routes out there if you own a bomber 4WD or are prepared to walk for hours and hours." acknowledgement="By Roger Parkyn, originally published in Craglets" history="" intro="Ragged Jack is a peak off the north west of Ben Lomond. There are many more routes than are listed here, but this is a sampler of the routes at the easy to find Gaba Tepe area, in particular the high quality routes on the ANZAC Cove Buttressbuttress. The climbing is typical of this region - dolerite columns. The columns at Ragged Jack are very pure, and not more than 50m in height. ThereThe route descriptions are nofairly routebrief, descriptions but the lines speak for themselves and should be able to be found by referring to the topo (supplied by Bob McMahon)." name="Ragged Jack" rock="Alpine dolerite columns, single pitch" sun="All day sun" walk="3040 min (minimum) up to 2 hrs" id="1"/><image  camping="" autonumber="false"/>
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  <climb extra="" grade="18" length="20m" name="Sniper'&apos;s Ridge" number="" stars="" id="4" fa="Mike Collie.">The crack splitting the arête onat the lefthandLH end of Anzac Cove. Delightful jams, jugs and layaways.</climb><climbclimb>
  <climb extra="" grade="20" name="The Nek" id="5" fa="Robert McMahon.">Just right stars="" number="" length="22m">Climb the corner with two cracks immediately R of Sniper's Ridge, mostly using the L crack. Tricky down low and harder than it looks.</climb><climbclimb>
  <climb extra="" grade="20" name="Chunnuk Bair" id="6" fa="Steve Moon.">Just left stars="" number="" length="25m">Open book corner L of C.E.W. Bean, with a small hakea at the base. </climb><climb Lots of flared hand and finger jams; technical, insecure and interesting all the way.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="2223" length="40m28m" name="C.E.W. Bean" id="7" fa="Robert McMahon, Feb 1984.">Climb the twinstars="" number="">Twin finger cracks -in anda somerecessed great column. Sustained thin bridging. </climb><climbclimb>
  <climb extra="" grade="19" length="30m" name="Tin Trigger" number="" stars="" id="8" fa="Mick Ling.">Just>A right great pitch up the the twin crack system R of C.E.W. Bean. </climb><textclimb>
class="text" id="9">The final set of climbs are located on a piece of rock referred to as Turk's Pinnacle.</text><climb  <climb extra="" grade="21" name="The Landing" id="10" fa="Neale Smith."></climb><climb  stars="" number="" length="30m">The corner R of Tin Trigger with a V-groove at the top.&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="21" length="45m" name="Blood and Iron" id="11" fa="John Fantini, Feb 1984.">Sustained  stars="" number="">An unrelenting pitch of sustained finger locking and fine bridging (unrelenting grade 21) for 30m, followed by a short pitch of grade 19 jamming. </climb><climbclimb>
  <climb extra="" grade="23" length="45m" name="Too Low for Zero" id="12" fa="John Fantini, Feb 1984.">The spearing sustained crack. Finger jam the first 25m until the crack blanks out completely. Bridge (crux) to a small 1cm wide hand hold, then stretch for flared jams and the awkward grade 20 finger crack for the final 15m. </climb><climbclimb>
  <climb extra="" grade="21" length="48m" name="It'&apos;s a Long Way from Tipperary" id="13" fa="G.Narkowicz, M.Ling, Feb 1984.">The fourth line from the far right - and the  offwidth of all offwidths. Brilliant face climbing (crux) for the first 10m leads to a nice but ever widening crack. The finger-crack is nice; the hand-crack is better; the fist-crack is bearable; the offwidth (no runners) is horrible!</climb>
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